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Parish Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Milton Abbas, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8153 / 50°48'55"N

Longitude: -2.276 / 2°16'33"W

OS Eastings: 380648

OS Northings: 101785

OS Grid: ST806017

Mapcode National: GBR 0YD.TMJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 663Y.C3B

Entry Name: Parish Church of St James

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103538

Location: Milton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Milton Abbas

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Milton Abbas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

MILTON ABBAS
ST 8001 MILTON ABBAS
(South-east side)

13/121 Parish Church of
Saint James
14-7-55
GV II*

Anglican Parish Church. c1786, probably by James Wyatt. South aisle and
vestry added, and chancel enlarged c1886, by W J Fletcher. Ashlar stone
walls with simple linth. Aisle and vestry of stone and flint banding. Nave
and aisle roofs slated, chancel roof tiled, with crested ridge - all with
coped gables. Nave, chancel, south vestry, south aisle of 3 bays, west tower.
Tower of 3 stages, with battlemented parapet and corner pinnacles. Moulded
string courses at each stage. Belfry has 2-light windows with Y-tracery -
lower sections louvred. Centre stage has clock in north face and quatrefoil
panel in west face. In lowest stage, north face has a 2-light window with
Y-tracery. Pointed-arched west door in square frame, with Coats of Arms in
spandrils. North wall of nave has three 3-light windows with inter secting
tracery. North wall of chancel has one 2-light window with Y-tracery and one
trefoiled lancet. East window of chancel 3-light, with geometrical tracery.
South wall of chancel has one trefoiled lancet. South aisle has three
3-light square-headed windows with trefoiled lights. 4-centred arched doorway
to vestry. Interior - walls plastered. Chancel has a C19 arch-braced collar
beam roof. Nave has a C19 hammer-beam roof. Simple lean-to roof to aisle.
South arcade has moulded arches, and circular columns with capitals left
rough for carving. Chancel arch has continuous mouldings - no capitals or
imposts. Font, probably C13, octagonal, on pier with detached shafts.
Pulpit late C18. Marble charity tablet, 1844, on west wall of nave. East
window by Laurence Lee 1969-70. RCHM, Monument 2. (Dorset. Vol.III)


Listing NGR: ST8064801785

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